Prep Celebrates Its Victorian Roots

Brentwood Preparatory School turned the clock back yesterday with a Victorian Day – part of a special year of celebrations to mark the School’s 125th Anniversary.

Staff and pupils stepped back in time as each year group, from Nursery to Year Six, participated in various activities around the School from arts and crafts to a Victorian classroom experience.

Year One and Two spent the morning learning what life would have been like as servants in a Big House in 1892, the year the School was founded, they then displayed their talents by recreating a Music Hall.

Year Three and Four spent their day making and playing with Victorian toys, improving their needlework and learning some excellent Music Hall songs. Year Five pupils were kept in line by a Victorian teacher during the morning and they couldn’t quite believe how strict teachers were in 1892! The afternoon was spent investigating Victorian artefacts and professions. Year Six wrote, starred in and edited their own mini films about Victorian life.

Headmaster, Jason Whiskerd, said: “It was truly an excellent day – there is simply no better way to learn about an era than to fully immerse yourself inside it.” He also thanked Teacher Andy Prideaux for the huge amount of planning that has made yesterday’s event such a resounding success.